The Electoral Commission of Zambia has set December 17, 18 and 19, 2014 as nomination dates for the presidential by election.
ECZ Spokesman Chris Akufuna said in a statement that all aspiring candidates will be required to pay 10,000 nonrefundable nomination fee and should take along with them 200 supporters who must be registered voters.
Mr. Akufuna also disclosed that the campaign period which commenced today, November 19 2014 will end at 18 Hours on 19th January 2015.
“Presidential aspiring candidates should lodge duly completed and attested statutory declaration of assets and liabilities, oath/affirmation of Zambian citizenship, declaration of compliance to the Electoral Code of Conduct (ECC 1) and nomination papers subscribed before the Returning Officer who is also the Chief Justice, on the said dates between 09 Hours and 17 Hours at the Supreme Court of Zambia. Candidates should also present sponsorship letters from their respective political parties,” Mr. Akufuna said.
He added, “In accordance with the election time table issued by the Commission, aspiring candidates should advise the Commission of the time they wish to lodge their nomination papers. Candidates should take along with them 200 supporters who must be registered voters. The supporters must have in their possession their green national registration and voters cards. All aspiring candidates will be required to pay K 10,00O (Ten Thousand Kwacha) nonrefundable